Agent of Bayern Munich goalkeeper demands summer move
The agent of Bayern Munich goalkeeper Alex Nubel has stated that the German champions should loan out or sell the player next season if they have no intention of playing him.
Nubel joined the German champions in July of last year after breaking into Schalke’s first team as an exciting youth player and making over 50 senior appearances for the Bundesliga side.
Signed as the expected long-term replacement to Manuel Neuer, Nubel has instead had to spend much of this season sitting on the bench.
Despite turning 35 in a few weeks time, Neuer has looked back to his very best for Hansi Flick’s side this season and has quickly become one of Bayern’s most important and dependable players in a turbulent season.
As such, Nubel has been limited to just two relatively insignificant starts for his new club this season, with a starting role against fifth-tier 1.FC Düren in the German Cup and a Champions League debut against Atletico Madrid after Bayern had already won their group stage.
And while goalkeepers are used to sitting on the bench for long periods of time until they are presented with an opportunity to snag the No.1 jersey, Nubel’s agent believes his client may need to leave Munich in the summer if he is to pick up game time and continue progressing as a player
“This situation is unsatisfactory,” said Nubel’s agent Stefan Backs when he spoke to German magazine Kicker. “You have to think about a loan in the summer when Alex no longer comes to play.”
Could Nubel leave Bayern Munich in the summer?
The main issue with Nubel and his unfortunate situation at Bayern at the moment is that the young goalkeeper signed a deal with the club until 2025 when he joined last summer.
That means that even if the goalkeeper was to demand a transfer in a few months time, the German giants would be under no obligation to sell him and if they did they could demand a high price for his services.
However a loan deal could suit all parties in the summer and according to Sport1 former Bayern head coach Niko Kovac would be interested in taking the shot-stopper to Monaco next season on a temporary deal.